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Elsie Ferguson (I) (1883–1961)

The great Broadway stage actress and silent film star Elsie Louise Ferguson was born on August 19, 1883 in New York City, the only child of prominent lawyer Hiram Benson Ferguson and his wife. Due to her father's wealth, hers was a privileged childhood, though she developed a penchant for socialism in her late thirties. Educated in Manhattan, Elsie... See full bio »

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 1925 The Unknown Lover
Elaine Kent
 1922 Outcast
 1921 Forever
 1921 Footlights
Lisa Parsinova / Lizzie Parsons
 1921 Sacred and Profane Love
Carlotta Peel
 1920 Lady Rose's Daughter
Julie le Breton / Lady Rose / Lady Maude
 1919 Counterfeit
Virginia Griswold
 1919 A Society Exile
Nora Shard, aka Christine
 1919 The Avalanche
Chichita / Madame Delano / Helene
 1919 The Marriage Price
Helen Tremaine
 1918 Under the Greenwood Tree
Mary Hamilton
 1918 The Spirit That Wins (Short)
 1918 Heart of the Wilds
Jen Galbraith
 1918 The Danger Mark
Geraldine Seagrave
 1918 The Lie
Elinor Shale
 1918 Rose of the World
Rosamond English
 1917 The Rise of Jenny Cushing
Jenny Cushing
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Stage Play: Outcast. Written by Hubert Henry Davies. Lyceum Theatre: 2 Nov 1914- Mar 1915 (closing date unknown/168 performances). Cast: J. Woodall Birde (as "Tony Hewlett"), Charles Cherry (as "Geoffrey Sherwood"), Nell Compton (as "Maid"), Elsie Ferguson (as "Miriam"), Warburton Gamble (as "Hugh Brown"), Marguerite Leslie (as "Valentine"... See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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For a long time, I was unwilling to do film work...but I realized that the geniuses of the industry have placed the photo-play on a high plane, particularly within recent years, and in view of its opportunities I was glad to accept the offer of the [Paramount] Artcraft Pictures Corporation.... It is so different and not at all as I expected.... I am fortunate in being under Mr. Maurice Tourneur's... See more »


Only one of her silent films survives, "Witness For The Defense"(1919) in the Gosfilmofond Archive in Moscow. See more »


"The Aristocrat of the Screen"

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